Happy Tuesday! I've been a busy chick. We've been ripping up carpet and painting in the old house to prepare it for sale (although we do still have a renter and have to do our updates when he's away on business). We finally got that job finished and a new carpet installed, today.
On Saturday, my husband came home from a trip to New Hampshire and he was determined to decorate for Thanksgiving. I kid you not. He went to the home of a fellow he works with, saw the family's beautiful table display and came home ready to shop. You could have knocked me over with a feather when he walked to the entertainment center (where I'd placed the silver bowl, below), pulled the bowl down and said, "This is perfect for what I want to do!" Uh . . . not sure how to respond to a thing like that, I just stood there with my jaw hanging.
So, we went shopping for candles (we already had the candlesticks), fake leaves, fake acorns and pinecones and two fat candles. We already had some decorative squash that Daughter-In-Law kindly brought along from Nashville. I set everything up while husband was sleeping and completely forgot to move the wing-it placemat I made from shelf liner. I've since removed it, but naturally Fiona promptly jumped on the table and tried to eat the decorations before I realized my mistake, so the most interesting photos are also the worst. I am so classy.
In reading news . . . argh. I have finished exactly two books, this month. One was only 81 pages long. The other was a quick and snappy read, Moranthology by Caitlin Moran. I got bogged down reading two fat books at once: The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. The Count is an old favorite of mine but halfway into it I just got worn out. I have so little time to read. The timing is unfortunate. Flight Behavior is wonderful, so far, and the book I plan to focus on, now that I've finished Moranthology.
In the mail:
Nothing. Nada. Zippo. Zilch. Seriously.
A cat trying to eat fake leaves and sticking her nose in a nut bowl. Some weeks are like that.